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put a crimp in

To disrupt or interfere with something. That rain last week sure put a crimp in our beach vacation.
See also: crimp, put
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put a crimp in

have an adverse effect on. informal
1990 Walter Stewart Right Church, Wrong Pew Well, that maybe puts a crimp in my theory.
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put a ˈcrimp in/on something

(American English, informal) have a bad or negative effect on something: I’m sorry to put a crimp in your plans.The extra expense of moving can put a crimp on your budget.
See also: crimp, on, put, something
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They also created a self-folding light detector by adding copper wires and photodiodes to the flat tape before gluing it to the crimped tape.
Next year we put some crimped wheat in front of the beans.
The typical electrical terminal is crimped onto a conductor wire by first removing a portion of the insulation in order to expose a prescribed length of stranded wire, and then, using a press, deform the terminal to make a solid contact with the wire.
When I began loading it, I simply crimped down what seemed like the amount I was crimping the .45.
Potter & Soar, the UK's leading manufacturer of architectural wire mesh, has recently launched Solaris, an innovative pre-crimped wire mesh pattern that combines a vertical crimped weave with flat horizontal wires to create a slatted Venetian blind effect.
This patent is for a polyester fiber tow made up of crimped polyester fibers that have substantially uniform primary crimps and substantially uniform secondary crimps.
The center contact is available in both crimp and solder versions, that is, the center contact in both the plug and receptacle can be either soldered to the cable's center conductor through a side hole in the contact or crimped in position.
unique, crimped 1/16" below the front driving band and also got excellent accuracy.
So for the last five years I have not crimped my .45s.
It was quite obvious--then--that the case wasn't crimped enough to remove all the previous expansion of the case mouth.
CAPRICE looked a delight at the Pantene Awards in London, sporting a new crimped hairstyle for the occasion.
That has been the only commercially produced ammunition I've ever seen with crimped in primers and the crimp certainly had to be cut or swaged out before the case was reloaded.
With this measurement noted, adjust the taper crimp until the case mouth is crimped to 0.001 inch less diameter.
Along with 70's psychedelic prints and velvet flares, crimped hair is making a comeback.